Originally Posted by RonKent
We are taking our first long trip in our 5th wheeler and are in Denver. We plan to go to
Gunnison and then on to Durango starting tomorrow. How are the roads for pulling a 30 foot RV ? Any suggestions for the best route/roads to Gunnison/Durango ?
The way I went was to go down to Hwy 50 (whichever way is easiest for you depending where you are in Denver) and take that to Gunnison. My preference from Gunnison to Durango is the long way. Go to Montrose and then take 550 to Ridgeway, take 62 to 145 to 184 (just east of Dolores) to 160 at Mancos and then 160 on to Durango. This is a longer way to go than 50, 149 and 550, but just as pretty and much safer. Some will advocate 50 from Gunnison to 149 to 550, but I feel that is potentially dangerous for someone who is not used to a semi-large rig on their first trip.
Denny & Kylene, Abby (Golden) and Josie (Sheltie),
2004 Itasca Suncruiser 38R, W22, Ultrapower
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited